Rapid response to person in the water
Newbiggin's volunteers were tasked to a report of a person in difficulty
The call came in from UK Coastguard Humber Operation Centre with reports of one person well off the shore in the Cambois Bay in difficulty.
Newbiggin's Atlantic 85 lifeboat 'Richard Wake Burdon' headed at full speed south to the search area and arrived at Cambois Bay shortly afterwards to find the casualty in a very onerous location. They were brought onto the safety of the lifeboat then given immediate casualty care whilst the lifeboat headed back to station. On arrival the casualty was handed over to a team from the North East Ambulance Service where further casualty care was administered.
Throughout the incident on scene support was given by the Coastguard Rescue Teams from Newbiggin and Blyth which assisted in a successful outcome for this incident.
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